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Death toll in Nepal quake reaches 7,757


Kathmandu: The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal today jumped to 7,757 with another 16,390 people injured.

A majority of these deaths are from Sindupalchowk district, which has witnessed a massive devastation after the quake, Nepal police said.

Until yesterday, over 600 rescue and relief personnel from more than 12 countries, including India, had left Nepal, following a directive from the government here.

More rescue and relief personnel are expected to leave the country as the days progress.

The Home Ministry yesterday said that a total of 2,79,234 houses have been completely damaged and 2,37,068 partially damaged due to 7.9 magnitude quake.

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